When Ukrainians raise a glass, rather than toast "cheers" they traditionally say "Budmo" which translates to mean 'let us be'. Said to date back to Cossack times this remains the shortest and the most popular Ukrainian toast. Now it means so much more...
A group from the bar and spirits community have created a charity project, BudmoUA to support Ukrainian restaurants that cook for 16,800 people every single day. They provide food to Ukrainian troops, medical staff, elderly and children, young mothers and people in need. referencing their nation's traditional toast, they have called their charity BudmoUA.
They ask that when you raise a glass, you say budmo rather than cheers in support of the people of Ukraine and beyond this they have created a website where you can make donations: BudmoUA.world
They have also come up with a number of innovative ways for those in the international bar industry to support BudmoUA:
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